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Steampunks March in the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Parade

Steampunks Unite! You’re invited to march in the Summer Solstice Jazz Festival Parade. The second-line parade is a New Orleans tradition where participants follow the grand marshal and brass band while dancing, handing out beads and twirling parasols.

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Red Vs. Blue Nerf War

1, 2, 3, 4 We declare a NERF War! All are welcome to come and join in this epic nerf battle. We will have several events that will take place and at the end of the day a winner will be declared! This will be an all ages event! More updates to come asap. Come as a team or join a team at the event. This is a free event open to all who wish to attend. Safety glasses or some form of eye protection must be worn to Participate in the event. We will have bottled water on site.

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Drink and Draw: JAFAX 2.0 Preparty

Calling all local artists, booze drinkers, anime fans, manga readers, and local booze-drinking-anime-fan-manga-reading artists! Have you ever wanted to prep for the upcoming JAFAX Anime Convention by meeting local creatives, exchanging ideas, and swapping fandom stories over a cold pint?

Lucky for you, you’ll get the chance! And this time the party is gonna be too kawaii to live and too sugoi to die!

Come prepare for JAFAX 2.0 and ready your mental palette at another Party Table Drink and Draw. Join us at the Sundance Grill & Bar for an evening of sketching, drinking, just drinking until your sketches look good, and talking about anime. You bring your mad skills, or “talent,” we’ll bring the art supplies.

Crayons, pencils, and sharpies, as well as white and newsprint paper will be provided. General supplies may be limited, but artists with more discerning tastes are encouraged to bring their own fancy pencil boxes for personal use!

This event is a chance for us anime obsessed local creatives and JAFAX aficionados to gather together before a weekend indulging in some fantastic fandom to exchange wisdom and vision over a nice cold drink. A private room will be reserved at the Sundance Grill & Bar that will seat 40 so room and supplies will be limited. First come first serve.

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Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire 2016

The Grand Rapids Maker Faire is back for a third year! The 3rd annual Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire will be August 20 & 21, held at the Grand Rapids Public Museum and Grand Valley State University’s John C. Kennedy Hall of Engineering. Maker Faire combines the traditional science fair with innovation and engineering capitalizing on the Maker movement for something entirely new. The Faire will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 and from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, August 21.

Featuring both established and emerging local makers, the Grand Rapids Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robotics, DIY science and technology, sustainability and alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, local food and educational installations. Visitors will see installations from the GR Makers, the Geek Group and other local West Michigan inventors, innovators and tinkerers.

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http://www.makerfairegr.com/
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